Barcelona Information and Communication Technology College starts lifeThe centre will be open for the 2023-2024 academic year and offers 629 professional training places in the digital sphere. Housed in the MediaTIC builing in the 22@ area in Poblenou, the Barcelona Information and Communication Technology College will offer a full range of professional training and ongoing training in the digital field, thanks to an agreement signed between the Education Consortium and Barcelona Activa. The municipal agency for economic promotion will also offer its services to students at the centre.
As from September, 11 lines of training will be offered and a total of 20 groups formed between first and second year students. Vocational training and qualifications will be offered that were previously available at the Institut Balmes and the Institut Joan d’Àustria, which will no longer offer these courses.
Besides vocational training, the college will also offer occupational training and specialist courses, in line with the model of a centre offering all vocational courses:
- PFI (labour insertion programme) auxiliary in assembly and maintenance of IT equipment
- CFPM (vocational training) micro IT systems and networks
- CFPS (upper vocational training) administration of networked IT systems
- CFPS (upper vocational training) development of multi-platform applications
- CFPS (upper vocational training) development of web applications
- Specialist courses
- Occupational training
Technology courses are also planned at baccalaureate level in the future, linked to the professionalisation baccalaureate.
Located at C/ Roc Boronat, 117, the facility will have 2,980 square metres of space. The centre will have 9 technical classrooms, 3 multi-purpose classrooms, 4 laboratories and co-working and recreational spaces for staff, along with spaces for communication, services and storage. The project to condition these spaces will cost 400,000 euros, to be borne by the Ministry for Education, along with furniture and ICT equipment (110,000 euros).
The new centre is part of the Be-Pro digital network, which includes the seven public centres offering professional ICT training and make up one of Europe’s most important digital training sectors, with recognised training all over Europe.